In preparation for the seminar tomorrow with Professor Sullivan, I am trying to think about online presences for books that I like. I will list a few below, and look forward to hearing about sites that you have seen.
John Hodgman–who plays the PC in Apple advertisements–wrote a book that I really enjoyed called The Areas of My Expertise
, and created an interesting complementary site
Also interesting are the websites (1) (2)
created by writer/artist Miranda July
Following a more traditional formula, Princeton University Press
and Harvard University Press
do a nice job promoting all of their titles. As well, I often read Harvard's Publicity Blog
I am not sure what I think about the site
that Penguin created to publicize Marisha Pessl's novel Special Topics in Calamity Physics
, but it does seem like it has potential as a model.
I know there are many more out there. As with many things online, the more I see the better I will able be able to articulate what it is I like about online presences for books.